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Elbo Room, Fort Lauderdale

241 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale , Florida
Tel: 954 463 4615's insider take:

First opened in 1938, the Elbo Room hit headlines in the early 1960s when it became ground zero for the wholesome hipsters who flocked to Fort Lauderdale in its beach party heyday. The Elbo Room's popularity came down to one thing: the fab movie Where the Boys Are, in which the watering hole co-starred with Paula Prentiss and a young but already tanned George Hamilton (the less said about 1984's Lorna Luft-starring remake, though, the better). These days, the Elbo Room—now run by Miami's Penrod company, which created the tiki-themed Nikki Beach—is a firm frat-party favorite; unpretentious, beer-chugging, and flip-flop-friendly. Would dapper George approve?

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